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'My mum is so embarrassed of my dog's name that she's refusing to walk him'


A pet owner thought they were being funny when they picked out their dog’s unusual name, but their mum isn’t best pleased and has even refused to walk the pet because of it

Senior woman walking her beagle dog in countryside
The dog’s name is amusing (stock photo)

Choosing a name for your dog can be great fun, giving owners the chance to reflect their furry best friend’s unique and loveable personality.

Some people will be inspired by their pooch’s distinctive markings or colouring (Patch, Spot, Cinnamon), while others will opt for a name that signifies their particular temperament (Sunny, Sassy, Sparky).

However, there are those who will choose one-of-a-kind, humorous names guaranteed to turn heads and tails alike when yelled aloud at the local park. This can of course create issues if not all family members are on board with the joke, as highlighted in a recent Reddit thread.

Taking to Reddit’s Am I the A**hole? thread, a joke-loving dog owner revealed they had named their new Labrador puppy ‘Woof’, a choice they personally found to be ‘hilarious’.

However, somewhat understandably, their mum isn’t too keen on shouting this when out and about.







He’s called Woof (stock photo)
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According to this poster: “Some of my friends like it, some think its silly, my mother, however, hates it.”

Although their mother has previously enjoyed caring for and walking their other dogs, “she can’t fathom ever walking Woof because she would get embarrassed calling my dog’s name in public”.

Although they have told their mum that she doesn’t have to walk Woof if she doesn’t want to, it doesn’t look as though he’s getting rechristened anytime soon.

They continued: “I guess that’s just my own sense of humour because I laugh when I call my dog’s name out loud at a dog park”, adding that “the idea of her having an exchange like ‘Woof! come here! No! Woof! Woof!….WOOF! ugh WOOF! come here woof! NO GET DOWN WOOF! WOOF!’ just makes me curl up”.

Many of those in the comment section have found Woof’s name to be equally amusing, with one person noting: “People name their animals goofy names all the time. Hell, Grumpy Cat’s name was Tardar Sauce and people found it funny”.

Others shared stories of their own ridiculously named pets, including ‘Dammit’ the cat and a dog named ‘Grr’.

One very mature commenter couldn’t stop chuckling over the name of their own dog ‘Poo’, stating that they are ‘still laughing 13+ years later at “Oh, look! There’s Poo on the rug. There’s Poo in the car! There’s Poo on the bed”.

Do you think Woof is a good choice of name for a dog? Let us know.

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